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Ann Owen
Owen Interviewed for WSJ MarketWatch Article About Federal Reserve

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal MarketWatch article titled “One Fed tool that gives Wall Street heartburn.” The piece addressed a desire by some to reduce the interest rates paid to banks for reserves they leave at the Federal Reserve.  More ...

Brent Plate
Plate Presents Papers in Turkey and Germany

Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, presented two papers this summer. The first was at the International Media, Religion and Culture conference, a scholarly meeting held biennially in a different part of the world. This year's conference was hosted by Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey.  More ...

Abhishek Amar
Amar Discusses Exploration of Religious Centers in India

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar presented an invited lecture about the beginning of exploration and excavation of ancient religious centers on July 12 at the Deccan College Post Graduate Research Institute in Pune, India.  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert Quoted by Associated Press

The  Associated Press, in an article titled “SPIN METER: ‘Middle Class’ turns fuzzy in politics,” quoted Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert, author of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality. Appearing in hundreds of news outlets in print and online on July 18 and 19, the article addressed how politicians use the term “middle class” and how their definitions vary.  More ...

Tom Jones
Science Magazine Study Includes Jones’ Research

Professor of Anthropology George “Tom” Jones was part of a multi-authored report published in the July 13 issue of Science Magazine. The paper describes cultural stratigraphy, radiocarbon dates, stone tool technology and ancient DNA recovered from human coprolites (dessicated feces) at Paisley Caves, Oregon. This site contains the earliest directly dated human remains in North America.  More ...

Edward S. Walker '62
The Christian Science Monitor Quotes Walker on Egypt

On the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s meeting with Egypt’s first freely-elected president this weekend, Edward “Ned” Walker ’62, the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory and former ambassador to Egypt and Israel, spoke with a reporter from The Christian Science Monitor. The resulting article, “Hillary Clinton to meet Egypt’s new president: what is at stake” published on July 14, quoted Walker extensively.  More ...

Carl Rubino
WAMC Features Rubino on Star Wars

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Carl Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, on Tuesday, July 17, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. During his reading, Rubino explains why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans.  “The Star Wars films bear witness to the enduring power of this ancient legacy, which has much to do with the secret of their appeal”  More ...

Sharon and David Rivera Publish in POLIS

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera and Scholar-in-Residence David Rivera recently published an article titled “El’tsin, Putin i prezidentskaya vlast’” (“Yeltsin, Putin, and Presidential Power”) in Politicheskie issledovaniya, or POLIS, (“Political Research”), No. 3 (2012): 19-29.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Scientific American Features Domack Research

"Witness to an Antarctic Meltdown - Scientists Trek to Collapsing Glaciers to Assess Antarctica’s Meltdown and Sea-Level Rise," an article that appeared in the Scientific American’s July issue, focused on research performed during the 2010 LARISSA (LARsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica) expedition for which Hamilton Geosciences Professor Eugene Domack served as Principal Investigator. Writer Douglas Fox, who accompanied the 30 scientists on the two-month expedition, described the researchers’ efforts to determine how fast the continent is melting and what that might mean for sea-level rise.  More ...

Erol Balkan
Balkan Discusses Occupy Wall Street Movement in Turkey

Professor of Economics Erol Balkan presented a paper titled “Occupy Wall Street!” on July 7 in an international symposium at Yildiz Technical University, Besiktas in Istanbul, Turkey. The symposium, “Veblen, Capitalism and Possibilities for a Rational Economic Order,” focused on central features of Veblen’s thought.  More ...

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